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Robert S. Gaston, MD

Conversations with the President

In his latest blog post, Dr. Robert Gaston addresses myths about the field of transplantation.

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30 Days Left For Reduced Rates at the 2012 ATC
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Register Now for the 2012 ATC
Registration for the 2012 American Transplant Congress is now available online. Register now to guarantee your spot in our limited attendance workshops and ATC Night Out!

The deadline to register at reduced rates is May 1, 2012.

Reserve your room
Housing for the 2012 American Transplant Congress is now available online.

Housing reservation deadlines begin April 30, 2012.

Pfizer Advancing Research in Transplantation Science (ARTS) Grant Program
Pfizer is proud to support the ARTS Grants Program - a competitive, independent, peer-reviewed program for investigators in the United States.*

To apply for research grants and learn more about the program, the PfizerARTS website ( will open for submissions on March 1, 2012 and the deadline for submissions is April 30, 2012 at midnight.

*Program open to US investigators only.

AST Conversations in Transplantation

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New Interview Available

CMV Management After Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant
In this podcast, Dr. Michael Green from the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, discusses with Dr. Upton Allen, Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Sick Children's Hospital in Toronto, University of Toronto School of Medicine, current issues relating to the prevention and treatment of cytomegalovirus infections in pediatric solid organ transplant recipients.

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Call for Abstracts!
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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS! Submit your Basic, Translational or Clinical abstract on:

Transformational Immunosuppression Strategies
Novel Immune Monitoring and Diagnostics

Abstract submission site: → Meetings

Program topics include:
  • Optimizing Co-Stimulation Blockade
    Individualized Immunosuppression
  • Current Pipeline in Biotech and Pharma and Small Molecules in the Pipeline
  • Challenging Medical Decisions
  • The Unmet Needs: New Molecules for DGF and New Molecules for Fibrosis
  • Controversies in Transplantation: What is currently considered optimal therapy and why? Is chronic rejection inevitable?
Abstract Submission Deadline: Monday, 16 July 2012, at 5:59 p.m. EDT

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Blood test for kidney transplant rejection now available
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Quest Diagnostics recently announced the availability of a molecular blood test for identifying renal organ transplant rejection. The Renal Transplant Monitoring laboratory-developed test is designed to help physicians detect kidney failure weeks before conventional tests or clinical symptoms signify damage. The test may potentially improve patient care for kidney transplant patients while helping to lower sizable healthcare costs associated with renal transplant failure, Quest Diagnostics said in a statement. More

Cheney transplant at 71 highlights threat to young patients
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Medical advances have made it increasingly common for older Americans such as Dick Cheney to receive heart transplants, extending their lives. The shift may make it more difficult for younger patients as aging baby boomers compete for available organs, top cardiologists say. More

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Classical music slows organ transplant rejection in mice
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Opera and classical music can relax you — and maybe your immune system, if results with mice extend to people. Mice that got heart transplants and who listened to opera and classical music had better outcomes than those exposed to other sounds. More

US face transplant man 'recovering well' after surgery
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A man who was given a face transplant after living for 15 years as a recluse is recovering well, U.S. doctors say. Richard Lee Norris is beginning to feel his face and is already brushing his teeth and shaving, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. He was given what physicians say is the most extensive face transplant ever carried out, including new teeth, nose, tongue and jaw. More

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